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The Dragonfly in Art Nouveau

At the end of the century before last, many artists found their ideals in flora and fauna. A special meaning, also under the influence of Japonism and Symbolism, came to butterflies, which were considered a symbol of beauty and transience of existence. In contrast to this stood the “deceptive and dangerous beauty” of the carnivorous dragonfly. […]

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Oiva Toikka – Birds

Oiva Kalervo Toikka (1931-2019) is one of Scandinavia’s most important glass artists, and his ‘Birds’ series earned him a prominent place in the history of modern art glass. Oiva Toikka became most famous for his series of glass birds ‘Birds by Toikka’ for Nuutajärvi. Often inspired by real animals, but sometimes born of imagination, […]

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‘Les Girls’ by Demètre Chiparus

We are pleased to offer one of the best and most famous works by Demètre H. Chiparus – the group of figures ‘Les Girls’, around 1928. Hardly any other artist has depicted the ‘Années Folles’ in France before the first global economic crisis better than the Romanian Dumitru Haralamb Chiparus. Hailing from a wealthy family, […]

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